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Evaluation Resources

The following resources aim to assist LLL stakeholders in their evaluation efforts by providing links and documents describing evaluation processes and methods. Included are sites that provide a broad overview of evaluation, as well as links that target particular evaluation methods with an emphasis on ease-of-use and practicality. Topics include:

  • Data Collection Methods
    • Methods overview
    • Ethics
    • Questionnaire/surveys
    • Increasing Online Survey Response Rates
    • Interviews
    • Focus groups
    • Observation
    • Document analysis


Evaluation ‘Overview’ Resources

The following sites provide user-friendly guides for many aspects of evaluation in educational contexts. They include overviews of evaluation processes, as well as "quick tips" or short explanations of different evaluation methodologies.


Evaluation Methods

Below are links to more specific aspects of evaluation, selected from the sites above and elsewhere, with a focus on educational contexts.

Evaluation project overview

Learning Outcomes (Development/Assessment)

Data Collection Methods

Methods overview

Ethics

  • University of Texas (IAR)
  • A description of ethical issues related to the collection and storing of data from human subjects .

Questionnaire/surveys

Increasing Online Survey Response Rates

Interviews

Focus Groups

Observation

Document Analysis

Reporting Data

Using Findings for Program Change

WASC – Using Data for Accreditation Purposes